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Saturday, June 29, 2013

DSC #42 - Colour Inspiration

Happy long wknd everyone! Friday announced a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! This week we have a photo inspiration for you 

And we're excited to be sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

For my challenge this week, I used "Lizabeth Wild Daffodils Precolored"

Come on over and join the fun for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LM #145 - Things with Wings

Hello friends! Time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! Loved all your stories last week and I learned there are 16 different kinds of coke! Had NO idea! Ok, time to get to this weeks challenge which is called "Things with Wings" and I chose to show you a LO of some of the butterflies from the conservatory we went to a few years ago. 

Everything here is from CTMH - thanks for stopping by and hope you can find some time to join us at Lasting Memories!

Friday, June 21, 2013

DSC #41 - Celebrate!

It's a new challenge at DSC and this week, we're CELEBRATING! Our school recently celebrated their 100 yr Anniversary. A lot of neat things throughout the school - I did all the photo boards and photography - and here's my daughter pointing to one of the parts she drew on the mural that now adorns the school hall. They did an amazing job!!!

Since we're being sponsored by Template Dreams this week

we each chose a kit to showcase and I chose "Teacher Appreciation" which I thought was perfect!

Come join us for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Template Dreams!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

LM #144 - Tell Me a Story

Hello! I know, I'm late - but it's worth it :) We have a new challenge at Lasting Memories this week called "Tell Me A Story" and I have just the perfect LO for this challenge, but had to wait till I got home from a much needed weekend away with my daughter and mom who was able to come last minute! I'll let my journaling tell the story .. remember, you can enlarge to read it better

Now it's your turn to come on over and join us at LM and tell us a story - cya there!

Friday, June 14, 2013

DSC #40 - Photo Inspiration

Morning and Happy Friday!! This weeks challenge at Digitally Sweet is an inspirational photo that we found on Pinterest

Pretty huh? I was inspired by the actual design, colors, flowers - well, the whole thing! This is my cousin's little one at dad's 60th in January. Isn't she a doll? Such a cutie!

We have some changes at DSC starting this week!! We are opening up to digital images on traditional creations!! Read all about it HERE! Now come on out and join the fun for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate from CCD!! Cya there!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"My Daddy .."

I was asked by a friend to create something from her daughter to her daddy, that would fit in an 8x10 frame. So, this is what I did .. I love how this turned out and Lisa loved it to!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

LM#142 - Opposites Attract

Happy Sunday! It's a new challenge at Lasting Memories! This week we're all about "Opposites Attract"! We have some really great DT inspiration with all kinds of different takes on this challenge. Be sure to check it out!! As always, tmw's our Monday Mojo where we'll showcase all the DT entries for you to see. So, my take on this challenge?? My hubby and I as well as his dad and step mom. We're all about "Opposites Attract". 

He's VERY laid back where I tend to need reeled in once in awhile! LOL! His dad is the same. Extremely laid back. Ann and I tend to worry about things while father and son take everything in stride. I think without them - we'd be in trouble. I know I would. Keith keeps me grounded and thank goodness for that!

Be sure to visit us this week as we say "See ya soon" to Stacia AND we're offering up a fabulous giveaway to!! Come on over and check it all out!!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Daily Craft TV Review ...

I was approached by Eric from Daily Craft TV to do an online class review. I was quite excited!! So many video classes to choose from - but, being a scrapbooker at heart, I chose to review "Create Stunning Scrapbook Projects with Everyday Supplies" by the "Creating Keepsakes" staff. 
Instructor: Creating Keepsakes Staff
Learn to incorporate simple elements in new ways to make projects extra special. This class has 12 chapters:

Design Workshop: Creative Combinations
  1. Techniques Revealed: Hardware Banners
  2. Everyday Inspiration: Pleating with Ribbons
  3. The Idea Center: Fun with Embellishments
  4. Techniques Revealed: Taking Chipboard to the Next Level
  5. Design Workshop: Chomping Through Pages
  6. Designer Hints: Making Flowers from Mixed Elements
  7. Creative Shortcuts: Printing Photos on Fabric
  8. Creative Shortcuts: Mini Albums Made with Envelopes
  9. Design Workshop: Making Your Own Medallions
  10. Organizing Solutions: Clever Ways to Store Textured Supplies
  11. Techniques Revealed: Using Die Cuts to Create Patterned Paper

Video length: 1:36:40

I absolutely loved this class and look forward to purchasing more. Here's my review!

I absolutely LOVED this video and can't wait to get working on a couple layouts and cards to show you what I've learned. I learned some very neat techniques to add depth to your cards and pages, how to make your own pleated ribbon, ribbon flowers and so much more. The videos are very well done and the instructors have finished pieces to show you as well as little tutorials. To be honest, it really sparked my want to get back in my craft room to try these tutorials out myself. I'll be back soon to show you what I've learned!!! If you haven't had a chance to check out Daily Craft TV, I highly recommend that you do! I can't wait to take another course!

And guess what! There's more!! At Lasting Memories we'll be giving away an online class to one lucky entry this week!! Our challenge goes live tomorrow at 8am, so be sure to check it out and see what you have to create in order to win! We'll see ya there!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!! I've been quiet, I know. After our retreat last wknd, which was a HUGE success, I came down with some nasty back pain and headaches, so haven't been online much. Last Sunday was our sons 17th birthday!! Where in the world does the time go? This is the card I made for him and guess what, even he was impressed! Thought it was "pretty cool" Hey, I'll take that!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your wknd!
(all materials are CTMH with exception of the ticket from Tim Holtz)

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